Ancient Olympia is related with modern Athens first of all with the modern Olympic Games. Athens was the first city that organised them back in 1896. Today, every two years there is Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony, the next for Japan Olympics.
Ancient Olympia was the center of all Greeks, living from ancient Ionia (modern Turkey) to Magna Grecia (modern Italy), where they competed in sports. Today the archeological place of Olympia is unique, discovered from the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut -DAI), located in Athens (where more archaeological institutions are based).